Warnemuende: For art lovers! From Rostock to Guestrow: Barbecue at Barlach's Studio

Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour is clearly designed to people of every age being interested in Modern Art - you are welcome.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent), German (fluent)

Countryside & Culture: Enjoy Barlach's famous art in Guestrow

Located in the midst of nature with the so-called "Heidberge", a beautiful forest with little hills, right next to the shores of the Güstrow Lake, the "Inselsee", you will find the historic studio of the German sculptor Ernst Barlach (1870 -1938), a worldwide known graphic artist and writer of the 20th century. The Ernst Barlach Foundation preserves the world's most extensive legacy of Ernst Barlach in its museums.
Barlach's sculptures and graphic works can also be seen e. g. in the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York, the County Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles and of the Busch-Reisiger Museum in Cambridge.

Just a short drive away from Warnemuende a cultural treasure awaits the visitor: besides the only Renaissance castle of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the unique castle of Güstrow, you will discover a master piece of art in the cathedral of Güstrow: the "Hovering Angel" (Güstrow Memorial; 1927) by Ernst Barlach. You will immediately get touched by the spirit of this magic sculpture!


10. 00 am meeting at the Cruise Terminal Warnemünde
50 mins train ride to Guestrow, walking tour through the city centre with half timbered houses, view of the famous Dom, the 15th century Gertrudenkapelle, The Barlach Foundation, guided tour through the newly built museum, followed by a delicious lunch (barbecue) served right on the terrace of the Barlach Studio.

Barbecue Menu

Marinated steaks and 'Bratwürste' (German grilled sausage)

A selection of German bread including buns, fine bread, dark bread and French baguette served with butter

Fresh fruit salad

A selection of desserts

Soft drinks
Water and Apple Juice

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting point: Cruise Terminal Warnemuende

End location: Drop off: Cruise Terminal Warnemuende

Duration: 6 hours

If you like the itinerary can easily be adjusted to your requirements - you can extend the stay in Guestrow, or pay a visit to the Art's colony of Schwaan, visit a cuckoo clock dealer, stop at Rostock and have a look at the famous Astronomic Clock in St. Mary's Church.

What’s Included

At the shores of the romantic "Inselsee" you will find his studio - the location where Ernst Barlach had been living and working from 1931 until his death in 1938. Discover the historic spot where he created numerous wooden sculptures and his extensive graphic art work.

Experience the sphere of the authentic workplace of Ernst Barlach during one of our guided tours through the exhibition at his original studio! Visit the place where he created the main and most important part of his art work that is known worldwide!

Enjoy being so close to the unique wooden sculptures like "The Dreamer" (1925), "The Laughing Crone" (1937) or "Shivering Crone" (1937) in the exhibition.

A new museum was built right next to the studio in 1998 - the Exhibition Centre with the graphic cabinet.
In our museum shop you find an extensive range of exhibition and collection catalogues, biographies, publications edited by the Ernst Barlach Foundation, postcards and a wide range of souvenirs. Lunch is served in front of the studio.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 € - If you like to buy ourself a drink or a bite on the way to Guestrow - that's your own expense.

What’s Extra

Any drinks of food you like to purchase during the tour - that's up to you. We will supply bottöed water and a fine selection of soft drinks during the barbecue.

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